Bumpus E-NEWS!

OCTOBER 15, 2020

Bumpus Middle School

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Word of the Week - "Creativity"

Creativity is thinking of new ideas and using your imagination.

Creativity can solve almost any problem.” - George Lois


Bumpus Family,

On Monday, October 19th, the Bumpus F2F School and the Bumpus Virtual School will begin 2nd nine weeks. I am very optimistic about our F2F students meeting and exceeding our expectations related to their return to F2F instruction with both sets of students five days a week.

Virtual School will continue for those students just as they began in August. Those Virtual students who opted to participate in a Blended manner (coming into the building for Show Choir, a Band, Foreign Language, Math Team and/or Intervention) should check with their teacher for the appropriate time to report, as our schedule will be a little different on Monday.

F2F students will report directly to their HR on Monday. Current F2F students can view their schedules in INow. Those moving from Virtual School to F2F should be able to view their schedules by Sunday evening....yes, Sunday evening.

Open Communication

If you have questions or concerns, we are here to listen and will always respond. You can email us directly or through bumpushelp@hoover.k12.al.us

Dr. Tamala R. Maddox, Prinicipal tmaddox@hoover.k12.al.us

Mr. Justin Jones, 6th grade Asst. Principal jjones@hoover.k12.al.us

Ms. Donna Burke, 7th grade Asst. Principal dburke@hoover.k12.al.us

Mr. Sean Colosimo, 8th grade Asst. Principal scolosimo@hoover.k12.al.us

Be well.

Dr. Tamala R. Maddox


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Pajama Day! SGA is having a fundraiser Friday, October 23rd for Down Syndrome Awareness. If students would like to participate, members of SGA will meet them at entrances of the building to take up $1.oo to participate. All proceeds will go to Down Syndrome Alabama.
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Contacting and Visiting Us

Our bumpushelp@hoover.k12.al.us email address will continue to be open if you have questions. Our website will be updated frequently with up-to-date information. We request that everyone entering the building wear a mask (of some form) to protect us all. If you need to go beyond the lobby area into the building, we will also need to take your temperature. Thank you for your patience.


Hello Parents/Guardians,

Here is an informative article about anxiety in teens experienced during remote learning.


Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated this year from October 26th to October 30th! Please stay tuned for more information for both our in-person and virtual learners. We will have many fun and informative learning experiences regarding substance abuse prevention. We appreciate your support at home in teaching your children the significance of Red Ribbon Week and the importance of a life free of drugs and alcohol. For more information, please visit https://www.redribbon.org/

Mrs. Catherine Bruno - 6th grade Counselor cbruno@hoover.k12.al.us

Mrs. MaryAnn Grear - 7th grade Counselor mgrear@hoover.k12.al.us

Ms. Brennita Keith - 8th grade Counselor bkeith@hoover.k12.al.us

The Crisis Center 205-323-7777 (24 hrs) TEXT 205-328-5465

Teen Link 205-328-LINK (5465) Kids Line 205-328-KIDS (5437) available 3-10pm

The Trevor Project 866-488-7346 Jeffco DHR 205-423-4900

Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 Shelby Co DHR 205-669-3000

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800 ­273-TALK (8255) OR text TALK to 741741

PIRC (Psychiatric Intake Response Center) - 205-638-PIRC (7472)”



Your student’s photos are available online for you to view and purchase. Please go to www.store.ironcitystudios.com. Your student access code is their 19# with 2021 added to the end. (ie: 191234562021) If you have any questions, please contact Iron City Studios directly at 205-783-5281. Retakes and missed photos are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 10th!


MAKE-UP PICTURES - Tuesday, Nov. 10th

Face to Face Students - 8:30 - 12:00

Virtual Students - 12:30 - 3:00

Any student who is not satisfied with their September picture can take or retake.


For your convenience, we have billed your student's account for the Locker fee, if you still owe it for your Face to Face student. When you log onto MySchoolFees, you will see the Locker Fee as an A/R Outstanding Balance if you have not paid it already. You can pay it there rather than having to look for the fee on various screens.

Please pay all of your outstanding balances for school fees as soon as possible. It will save money and time if we don't have to mail you a statement. Thank you!!


Please remember to use BOTH lanes when picking your child up in the carpool lane!


Parents, please remember, it is very important to call the health room if your child has been exposed to or is positive for Covid 19 as soon as this information is known. This will help determine if your child needs to stay at home and for how long and if anyone in their class will need to stay home from school as well. All information that is discussed and obtained will be kept confidential and not disclosed to anyone. (except Dr. Maddox, Mrs. Phillips, HCS lead nurse and Health Department (if necessary)) without your permission.

Please see link below for guidance when your child has to be home due to COVID.

Bumpus What to Expect

You can contact the Nurse Schmith in the health room at 205-439-2230 or email at mschmith@hoover.k12.al.us

Thank you for allowing us to keep your child safe and healthy while at school.

Parents if you child will be absent from school for any reason (illness or quarantine) please be sure and have your child notify their team of teachers so they may receive further guidance on assignments and how to continue their course work while at home.


Parents, please let Nurse Schmith know if you are planning to bring medication to the health room for your student. It is helpful to know prior to your arrival. You can contact the health room at mschmith@hoover.k12.al.us or by calling 205-439-2230. Thank you so much.


Home portal information for 6th gr. and for new parents have been mailed. For returning parents, your username is the same as last year, however, your temporary password has been changed to Parent123. You will then be prompted to change your password. If you need your information, please email cstone@hoover.k12.al.us. Please include your child's name and date of birth. Thank you.


Attendance questions? Please email Mrs. Phillips at aphillips@hoover.k12.al.us or call (205) 439-2268

  • A parent/doctor note is still required within three (3) days of returning in order to excuse an absence or check-in/out and can be dropped in the excuse boxes in the main lobby or throughout the school.
  • Anticipated absence forms need to be filled out entirely with parent and all teachers signatures, and turned into the 2nd floor office for approval at least three (3) days prior to the anticipated absence in order for it to be excused. Anticipated Absence Forms should include all consecutive school days within the requested time (including in-building and out-of-building days). Students can pick up the form in the 2nd floor office or download it off the Attendance page on the Bumpus website, have parents fill out and sign, and then have students bring it to school for the teachers to sign prior to turning back in to the 2nd floor office for approval.


Oct. 16 - Fri - End of 1st nine weeks

Oct. 17 - Sat - XC Metro @ Hewitt Trussville

Oct. 18 - Sat - Last day to order Spirit Shirts

Oct. 19 - Mon - Beginning of 2nd 9 wks

Oct. 19 & 20 - Mon & Tues - Boys BBall Tryouts

Oct. 26 - Mon - Report cards go home

Oct 26 - 30 - Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 27 - 29 - Softball Tryouts

Oct. 30 - Fri - Pink Out - Wear all pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Calling all 7th & 8th graders! If you want to apply for the 20-21 Yearbook Staff, fill out the application on your counselor’s Google classroom or at https://tinyurl.com/2021YearbookStaff DEADLINE: OCTOBER 16 at 3:15 pm

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You will want to remember this year! Order your yearbook on MySchoolFees! October 5- December 18: Price is $45; December 19-January 22: Price is $60

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News from the Bumpus Physical Education Department

Bring PE to Your Family Week

October 19-23

More information to come Week at a Glance and Google Classroom.

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CROSS COUNTRY - The Boys and Girls XC Teams compete in Helena this weekend (weather permitting). The team wraps up the season on Saturday, October 17th with the Metro Meet in Hewitt Trussville.

GIRLS GOLF TRYOUTS - Wednesday November 4th at Oxmoor Valley Driving Range from

3:00 - 4:30 pm. Email Coach Heard if you want to sign up or have any questions! gheard@hoover,k12.al.us

BOYS GOLF - Boys interested in trying out for the 2021 Golf Team MUST SPEAK with Coach Doran in Room A122. Try-Outs will be held on the Robert Trent Jones Oxmoor Valley Short Course on the following dates: November 9th, 10th & 11th.

Athletes MUST have an up to date physical on file and loaded into Dragonfly prior to trying out.

GIRLS BASKETBALL - Any 7th & 8th gr. girls interested in playing basketball, please see Coach Holden.


7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball tryouts will be Oct. 19-20 from 3:30 - 5:30 in the Competition gym. All students must have an AHSAA physical and Hoover consent form on file. Rides MUST be here on time for pickups. Any questions, please contact Coach Jeffries at cjeffries@hoover.k12.al.us or 205- 439-2235.

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6th gr. Virtual Brown Bag Lunch!

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Spirit Night

Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 5th for our next spirit night at Chick-fil-A at the Grove. Bumpus will receive 10% of sales between 4pm-7pm that night. Drive thru and curbside. #BumpusSpiritNight

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Please keep your residential information updated. If you have moved recently, or if your lease has expired, please email, fax or mail a copy of your new deed or lease along with a current utility bill to Mrs. Stone. Thanks

Fax # - 205-439-2201 Email address - cstone@hoover.k12.al.us


#stopthespread with these handy tips.

Follow these tips from the World Health Organization to keep yourself safe and help contain the spread of the virus.

1. Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
2. Avoid touching your face, eyes, mouth, and nose.
3. Avoid contact with people who are vulnerable. And if you can’t, wear a mask.
4. Cover your cough with the bend of your elbow.
5. Disinfect surfaces you regularly use.
6. If you feel unwell, stay at home and call your healthcare provider.
7. Only share information from trusted sources.

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